Rising Star Teyonah Parris Goes Glam in Complex Magazine Shoot

Actress Teyonah Parris was recently profiled in Complex Magazine. The rising star, who spoke to Complex about her latest work, rocks a stylish asymmetrical fro in the glamorous editorial.

The Dear White People star just finished filming for Spike Lee's Chi-Raq and returns to Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse this month.
Earlier this year Parris documented an encounter with a man who fetishized her natural hair. She shared the complexity of her hair transition in the feature.
“I would relax my hair because I thought I had to in order to make it in this business and be accepted socially. I decided to challenge myself because I had no clue what my natural hair looked like. That became a whole other journey for me, learning to accept the way God made me and what naturally comes out of my head. It’s a process, for some. I had to accept my hair being big and curly and a small ‘fro. You’re like, oh I love myself, I like how I look—but you like what you do to yourself to make yourself look [like that]. Your hair does not grow straight and long like hers, so get over it. It made that self-acceptance go deeper.”

Read the complete interview with Parris here.

Photos: Chuck Grant / Complex
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